Grammar 7

 

Prepositional Phrases

Prepositions are always followed by a noun or a noun phrase. The noun which follows a preposition is called the object of the preposition.

A preposition and its object together form a prepositional phrase.

Study the following sentences. Each of these sentences contains a prepositional phrase (highlighted in yellow). Notice how each prepositional phrase starts with a preposition.

  Sentences with Prepositional Phrases
1 John wrote a paper about global warming.
2 Jane reads books above her grade level.
3 According to news reports, the criminal was arrested this morning.
4 Behind the school, the girls found an old piano.
5 I slept beneath the stars.
6 Despite the heat, Edward exercised all day.
7 For three days, I didn't eat chocolate.
8 The woman front of the orchestra is the conductor.
9 Sheila dove into the pool
10 The dog near the fence is barking.

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the object of the preposition.

Remember: The object of the preposition is the noun or noun phrase that follows the preposition.

Caution!

Don't get confused. Previous quizzes have asked you identify the preposition. This quiz is different: This quiz is asking you identify the object of the preposition.

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